We should prioritise our mental health everyday

Today is World Mental Health Day and here in the UK, the government hosts the ‘first ever global mental health summit’ and has appointed a minister for suicide prevention (England). While more support has been offered to schools to help measure students’ health and mental wellbeing, the support for adults amounts to funding the Samaritans […]

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As hunter-gatherers, we ate the equivalent of only 20 teaspoons of sugar a year. Today the average individual eats more than 17,000.

I talk about fructose (fruit sugar) here, but sugar is sugar is sugar.  As well as fresh fruit and juice, fructose is plentiful in sugary soft drinks, sweets and chocolate, bread, breakfast cereal, most processed and convenience foods, and ‘healthy’ low-fat or fat-free products. Fructose can dramatically alter your metabolism and your brain chemistry, cause […]

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Sleep: Quality as important as Quantity

Individuals vary, and our need is greater at different stages in our life, but we all know that we need about 8 hours of sleep a night.  What we don’t all know is that the quality of the sleep we’re getting (or not getting) matters too. As you sleep, you cycle through light, deep, and […]

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Should we all go teetotal?

Research carried out as part of the Global Burden of Diseases study at the University of Washington and published in the Lancet suggests alcohol is the biggest risk factor for death and disability for adults under 50. Their research also suggests that the negative impact of alcohol on health outweighs any health benefit, prompting us […]

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